Upgrading Your CtD Ball Floor Scanner from V1 to V2

Earlier than starting the method of upgrading your CtD Floor Scanner from Model 1 to Model 2, you need to have a pc with Home windows 7 or above. This course of won’t work with a Chromebook, MacOS, and Linux.

Whether or not you select to improve your scanner with the video or by studying this weblog. Comply with every merchandise step-by-step. That is essential to updating your scanner appropriately.

If you happen to desire to not learn, please watch this video


Step one for upgrading is to obtain the three information wanted to carry out the improve. These information may be discovered by clicking the hyperlink right here. You will have to obtain these individually. GQC6 is the file that accommodates the driving force to let the scanner connect with your pc and can be used to calibrate the scanner. sc6531_RTC_HG60S_CTD366_20220813.pac is the file that accommodates the precise improve for the scanner. SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801 accommodates this system we’ll use to use the improve file to the scanner. 

As soon as these information have been downloaded, you have to to unzip each the GQC6 and SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801.  Go forward and ensure your USB is plugged into your pc however unplugged out of your scanner. 

The primary file we’ll open is the GQC6 you simply unzipped. You’ll go into the folder and run the setup_en program. This can start the obtain of the GQC6 program and driver for the scanner. You may get a popup saying that “Home windows is Defending Your Pc”. If you happen to click on the “Extra Data”, this can allow you to click on “Run Anyway” and proceed with the set up. When going by the set up, you possibly can go away every little thing default besides for 2 settings. You will have to verify the choice to “Create a Desktop Icon”. After the set up is full, you have to to uncheck the field to “Launch Program”. We are going to find yourself utilizing this system later.

The following step can be to open the  SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801 folder that was unzipped. Inside this folder, you’ll search for a file known as Improve Obtain. Its icon has two inexperienced arrows pointing down in the direction of a pc chip.

Earlier than opening, it would be best to make sure the USB cable is plugged into your pc however nonetheless unplugged from the scanner. Open this system and click on the gear on the left aspect of the display screen. Right here you’ll choose the sc6531_RTC_HG60S_CTD366_20220813.pac file that you simply downloaded. 

When chosen, you will note some textual content seem. When you see that textual content, you might be free to plug your scanner in to the pc and click on the play button. If you happen to discover some textual content taking place and a progress bar will present in your display screen, this implies your scanner has begun the improve.

Please be aware in case your scanner doesn’t start the improve course of, click on the cease button and transfer your scanner into a unique USB port in your pc. While you see that the improve has “Handed”, you possibly can click on cease, unplug your scanner, and shut out of this system. At the moment, you possibly can energy your scanner on.


As soon as your scanner is powered on, you must discover that the show of the scanner ought to look completely different. If that is so, which means your scanner is now on Model 2! Nevertheless, the method isn’t full. Now we’ll calibrate the scanner that method the scanner will learn the floor of a bowling ball precisely. 

You will have to open the GQC6 program. This needs to be an icon that you simply saved in your desktop. After you open this, go forward and plug your scanner again in.

For calibrating the scanner, you have to to take the calibration plate off of the scanner and look contained in the plate. You will notice a sticker in the direction of the underside of the within of the plate. When you find that sticker, search for the “60°:”. The quantity after that 60° is what we’ll want. For instance, mine says 60°:96 which means I’ll make be aware of that 96. Please make be aware of no matter that quantity is and use that quantity whether it is completely different from the screenshots. Keep in mind to place the calibration plate again on after getting the calibration numbers.

With the scanner plugged in and turned on. Click on “Instrument” then “Calibrate” and at last click on “Calibrate Instrument”. It is best to discover that the 60° field won’t match your calibration plate sticker. 

Now we’ll modify the calibration plate to verify the scanner will get calibrated appropriately. Click on “Instrument” then “Modify Calibrate Plate Parameter.” From there you’ll put the quantity out of your calibration plate subsequent to the 60° field after which click on “Modify Calibration Parameters.”

Now, you’ll return as much as “Instrument” then click on “Calibrate” once more to recalibrate the scanner. It is best to get the right studying to match your plate. To ensure your scanner is absolutely calibrated and good to go, you possibly can click on the button with a letter G in it. This can have the scanner learn the plate. If you happen to see the 60° worth match the calibration plate for probably the most half, you might be carried out! If not, repeat the calibration steps from above. 

If you want to alter the time in your scanner, you possibly can click on “Instrument” then “Different Setting”. Lastly, click on the “Set Date/Time” button and push the button on the aspect of your scanner. This can set the time in your scanner to no matter time it’s in your pc. 

We can be providing improve classes for anybody who wish to improve their scanner over a Zoom name. To enroll, click on the hyperlink right here to view obtainable classes. 

In case you have any questions with the method of this, please e mail assist@ctdbowling.com.